EMS Editor: Andrea E. Rizzoli
EMS Editor: Andrea E. Rizzoli
The proceedings of the iEMSs 2016 conference are available on the Scholars Archive of the BYU in the USA:
The PDF Volumes are currently in a draft format and they can be download from the conference website under Publications:
Call for Papers
for a Thematic Issue on
Environmental Data Science
on Environmental Modelling and Software, An Elsevier Journal
Edited by: Karina Gibert, Geoff Holmes, Jeffery S Horsburgh, Ioannis N Athanasiadis
Getting decisional knowledge from data is nowadays one of the most reliable ways to better understand environmental processes, to go beyond the state-of-the-art in Environmental Sciences and to improve environmental systems management in most of their fields. The particular complexity of environmental processes requires new solutions able to integrate different information sources, such as qualitative and quantitative data, images, text, signals, etc., together with prior knowledge, as well as to deal with spatiotemporal frames and higher order interactions among variables.
Two new interesting books have been recently published, and the authors are some very esteemed iEMSs members, Tony Jakeman and Stefano Marsili Libelli.
Tony teamed up with a group of highly respected researchers to edit the book titled “Integrated Groundwater Management“, which is published by Springer. Groundwater management is seen from a wider perspective, including social and economic aspects.
Stefano authored the book titled “Environmental Systems Analysis with MATLAB®“, with CRC Press, where a mathematical approach to the study of environmental processes is presented. The book is suitable as a course book, but also as a reference tool for researchers.
You can read the short abstracts of these two books if you click on the “read more” link.
The inherent nature of environmental systems necessitates interdisciplinary approaches to analyse and understand them. The development and application of environmental models can involve highly diverse teams, comprised of scientists with different educational backgrounds and a wide of array of methods and terminology. As we grapple to understand environmental problems of increasing complexity, it becomes even more important that we cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and make greater efforts to exchange information, knowledge and ideas. To this end, EMS has created a new form of scientific contribution: Introductory Overviews.
The Awards Committee has finally evaluated all nominations and the following biennial awards for 2016 have been issued.
Ann van Griensven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Patrick Reed, Cornell University, USA
Early Career Research Excellence
Serena Hamilton, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Joseph Guillaume, Aalto University, Finland
Joseph Kasprzyk, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Robert Argent, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Ralf Denzer, Saarland University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Stefan Reis, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK
Gene Whelan, US EPA, USA
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND PAPERS!
Please consider submitting your environmental modeling and software work for presentation at the:
8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling & Software
Toulouse, FRANCE – 10-14 July 2016
iEMSs 2016 is the official biennial conference of the International Environmental Modelling & Software Society, sponsors of the high impact journal, Environmental Modelling & Software. iEMSs 2016 is co-sponsored by The Consortium of University of Toulouse (INP, University Paul Sabatier), National Center for Scientific Research(CNRS), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), SO-Toulouse, the regional and national government organization, and the host organizations, INPT-ENSEEIHT and ECOLAB Laboratory. The theme for the conference is “Supporting Sustainable Futures” and we hope to see a lot of exciting new development and tools for supporting our future. The conference is organized around a series of themes, streams, and sessions. Key streams include:
Model development and modelling frameworks • Integrated Environmental Modeling • Climate Change Modeling • Environmental Modeling Uncertainty Issues, optimization, sensitivity analysis • Data mining, machine learning, GIS, remote sensing • Environmental Modeling for decision making and engaging the public • innovative Software • Algorithms for Environmental Modeling • Applications of Environmental Modeling
You may either submit an abstract or a brief technical paper (8 page max) for either oral or poster presentation. Accepted technical papers will be published in the conference proceedings. To submit your abstract or paper now, please visit the conference web site:
Please email the conveners with your questions and inquiries:
Dr. Sabine Sauvage and Dr. José-Miguel Sánchez-Pérez, email@example.com
Dan Ames is the co-convenor of iEMSs 2014 together with Nigel Quinn and he’s sharing with us some of his experience in getting things done. This is an excerpt from a mail he wrote to the organisers of iEMSs 2016. I am publishing it here for future reference.
0) You and a very small group form the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) now. For example, in my case it was me and Nigel and Andrea. (3 people only to keep it simple)
The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol (UK) is looking to appoint an exceptional individual to enhance its strength in multidisciplinary water and environmental engineering (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/). This position is part of an expanding water research community in both the department and across the University. We seek a candidate with international leadership potential in the broader field of water resources to complement existing strengths in water and environmental engineering. Candidates with expertise in integrated water resource management; water resources systems analysis and groundwater modelling are especially welcome. You will be expected to contribute to research, knowledge transfer and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Following up the recent publication of the EMS Position Paper Evolutionary algorithms and other metaheuristics in water resources: Current status, research challenges and future directions Holger Maier has delivered a seminar which you can watch on Vimeo. This is the firs of hopefully many other video seminars that MSSANZ and the iEMSs hope to be able to bring to you.